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ago. according to the secretary of state's office. 59% of voters in california went to the polls yesterday. in 2008, that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half, or almost 55% of registered voters cast ballots yesterday. >>> the santa clara county registrar said it has almost a quarter million ballots to count. more than 35,000 provisional ballots. >>> stay with the 10:00 news. in 9 minutes, mitt romney's last minute decision after losing the election. plus, a tax hike, statewide. the refund some students will get as a result. and at 10:45 the vote yesterday that could set thousands of inmates free. >>> striking workers at raleys, and knob hill supermarkets rallied for support. they've been on the picket line for four days. workers rallied at this nob hill store in alameda. the workers are against proposed cuts to their health benefits, and also the elimination of people pay on sundays. one worker said he's been with the company for 23 years. >> i believe in this company, and i still believe in it. >> reporter: raley's issued a statement saying in part, it is
the congressional races. we'll tell you who will keep their seat and who will lose it. >>> california voters decide to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low clouds are back. temperatures will begin their cool down. >>> traffic on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland looks good. the fog is not low here. steve has mentioned the fog. definitely foggier and chillier. the co
open soon, and there is a lot at stake in our local communities, in california, and for the future of this country. we have team coverage on this election as ktvu's amber lee has tonight's last minute get out the vote effort. we're going to begin in chicago with ken pritchett, and president obama. >> reporter: accords to the white house schedule, air force one should touchdown in chicago. any minute, mr. obama will spend election day in his adopted hometown of chicago just as he did four years ago. president obama ended his final day on the campaign trail in the swing state of iowa. this after he made a campaign stop in another swing state, ohio. ♪ [ music ] and the commander in chief started his day with the boss, bruce springsteen in wisconsin. three swing states. his chicago supports, such as lou walsh, and her daughter spent their day volunteering on the phone. >> who are you calling? >> calling people in iowa, and wisconsin basically. so swing states. >> reporter: in downtown chicago, we visited an obama field office. the volunteers here, most are local, but some are from th
like maintaining the majority in the house of representatives. >> back here in california voters had not passed a tax increase on a statewide proposition since 2004 but this morning governor brown is declaring victory for proposition 30 the education tax. here are the numbers. 54% say yes. 46% say no. that is 100% reporting there. that being said tara moriarty is live in san francisco where voters overwhelmingly supported the measure. tara. >> reporter: good morning. students, teachers, and principal here at mission high school will probably be walking through these doors with an extra pep in their step. this is one of the city's the city's oldest comprehensive high school and it has struggled with test scores in the past but prop 30 may help change that. governor jerry brown's proposition 30 billed as a tax hike to rescue state schools has passed. 54% yes, to 46% no. it will raise the tax cut by a quarter of a cent per year and increase tax for those that make over $150,000 a year. >> here we are. we have a vote of the people. i think the only place in america where a state actually
in the hash tag. see what others are doing. we are live in the newsroom. ktvu. >> polls close in california in less than an hour. a lot more election coverage coming up. >> first another look at ohio. probably the most closely watched of the votes as you can see a very tight race in ohio. the president at this hour leading, the governor 51% to 49%. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. . >>> as you know several swing states playing a critical role in the election. >> we will talk about them all night. heather and ken are back with updated numbers on ohio and new hampshir
up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another state and that is the state of west virginia, you can see with the five electoral votes going to mitt romney. if you look here, you can see south carolina went to mitt romney. no big surprises. we want to take to you vermont that went to president obama. that too was expected. if you take a look at the map where we are focusing on is ohio. mitt romney capturing the neighboring states. a key battleground state, contin
education. >> feels like a vote of confidence from the citizens of california and believing in public education. >> reporter: when i talked to the principal two weeks ago it wasn't polling well. today it is a much different feeling. >> this is just -- lifted this huge weight. >> the math was simple, without prop $302 million would have been -- prop 30, $2 million would have been wiped out. >> reporter: they were preparing if the cuts kicked in but not anybody. >> i am filled with emotion. >> reporter: she told me she was able to teach kids kids how elections impacted them. >> i said people decided that they wanted to pay for education. so it will be good for our schools. >> reporter: opponents are disappointed by the results today. a spokesman e-mailed me and said referring to governor jerry brown and his tax measure, he was able to use education to blackmail voters into supporting his tax increase. the voters were duped. but edge cater believe -- educators believe they care about funding public schools. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california state university is se
california on a more solid fiscal footing. >> this takes time and effort but we are on a correct glide path. and the rating agencies gun to put our -- begun to put out their commentary on how california is on a stable path. >> it will raise the sales tax and increase income taxes for people who make $250,000 a year for the next 7 years. >>> the superintendent said today parents and students across the state can breathe a sigh of relief knowing our schools will have the resources for the remainder of the year. >>> californians approved 5-11 ballot measures. the tax measure made the cut, so did prop 35, increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. and prop 36, which revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent and the increase on out of state businesses and new state district lines. voters defeated prop 31, and prop 32. a measure to set insurance prices based on a person's history was defeated. they also rejected a second tax measure to raise money for public education. >>> it hasn't happened in 79 years but tonight democ
the regents to drop plans for any new fee hikes. >> the state of california is not broke for education, the money is just being poor leal lo indicated because it makes mofny for the regents in there. >> one fee that has been discussed of late would target graduate students working toward professional degrees at awe c school. but on the governor's recommendation the regents have delayed a vote on that particular fee increase, the governor felt it was just the wrong time after prop 30 passed on election day restoring some funding to the uc system. >> there were no tuition increases here, nothing on the agenda today about any system- wide tuition increase for undergraduates and the item having to do with professional degree supplemental fees is put off to a later date. >> reporter: throughout the morning proterses continued to march through the streets here around the ucf campus with police officers keep in watch throughout that time. the meeting has since resumed. i did just get an update from the san francisco police department. their spokesman. i asked about arrests that happened this
with violating a california law when aspirin at whaley elementary school, she allegedly failed to report possible child abuse by a teacher. according to a police report, and notes, the teacher acknowledged conducting so-call helen keller he lessons by blind moling a student, and touching her and putting objects in her mouth. she she was fooled by -- said she was fooled by his explanation, and did eventually report had to officials. >> it really doesn't matter, because the principal is absolutely, personally, trained to be accountable and report this. not depend on anyone else's opinion. >> reporter: it was pointed out in the trial are she did not report to district officials until after complaints is your. chandler awaits trial for molesting five children, and yesterday, an attorney filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of a child and her family against the district, vijayendran, and other officials. >> despite all the red flags that happened with the locked door and the kid's loan and the helen keller, he was allowed unfeathered access to the children. snoop we understand the judge is still meeting wi
. california's 55 electoral votes obviously helped put president obama back in the white house for another four years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampsh
he calls the california dream. voters have approved proposition 30 his education tax initiative. you can see on the screen. 54% to 46%. and that is with -- actually that is all of the precincts reporting out. tara moriarty is in san francisco with what the vote means for california's public schools. >> reporter: we are standing in front of mission high school. and it is one of the oldest in fact the oldest high school in san francisco and it's struggling but the students here may now benefit from prop 30 passage. san francisco voters overwhelmingly supported the measure as did folks in alameda and santa cruz. they all raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a cent for four years and increase income taxes for people that make $250,000 a year by up to three percentage points. it's projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> when i ran for governor, i did say i said three things. one, i want to level with you tell you the truth no more smoke and mirrors on the budget. two, we're not going to have any taxes unless the people themselves vote for it. and three we're going to mo
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
in april. endeavour came here to california. it flew over the bay area as you know in september. >>> four meteorites have been found in novato. all from that fire ball last month. uc berkeley geology student found this one. another meteorite was found nearby. the first was found two weeks ago in novato pleasant valley neighborhood. the second one was found two miles from there. >>> a new lawsuit claims the san mateo man is dead because of a slow response by pg&e to turn off the power. the lines fell on to 55-year- old enrique's home back in april. records show that he walked outside after he heard an explosion and was shocked by the power lines. his family is now seeking unspecified damages. pg&e is calling his death a tragic accident. >>> the cost of the months long shut down of the nuclear plant in southern california has climbed to $317 million. that is according to eddison international. the parent company of the plant operator eddison said it spent $96 million on repairs and $221 million to purchase replacement power. the plant's operator says it's not clear if the plant steam genera
and mitt romney has 76. >> california is facing ballot measures including propositions. >> proposition 30 would raise the state sales tax and boost income taxes on higher taxpayers, earmarked for public schools. >> proposition 32 would limit the use of payroll deductions for political contribution, the major would restrict corporate and unidirection state and local candidates. >> and there's proposition 37, requiring food manufactures to label products that contain genetically engineered substances and marketing the food as natural. >> those are just some of the important things that the california voters will be deciding. polls here are still open for just another two hours until 8:00. let's see what the turnout looks like around the bay area, we begin with jana katsuyama that is in costa county tonight. >> at martinna's, people have been bringing their ballots and it has picked up and there are people you see over there that have been signing in and volunteers coming into process the ballots. i spoke with the clerk awhile ago and he says there is a few glitches, about a dozen scanners w
. california teachers are working phone banks across the state encouraging people to vote for proposition 30 tomorrow and opponents rather of prop 30 are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> six days ago october 29th i gave birth to this little guy. he's going to be in public schools in five years. i have a first grader as well. prop 30 is vital not only to my career but to my kids and kids in california. >> what we see in this proposition is a kind of a cynical effort to threaten voters with a loss of education in order to get their vote for more funding for the general fund. >> at 4:30 today governor brown will attend a get out the vote rally in san francisco with focus on supporting proposition 30. senator dianne feinstein, mayor ed lee, and former san francisco governor larry brown. >>> yesterday oakland city council woman jane brianer says she plans to sue her opponent barbara parker. it's over last minute mailers that claims brianer had been suspended from the state bar. the california state bar website shows that brianer was inactive from 1995 to 1997 for not completing
the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, what are they waiting for? >> reporter: they are waiting for a holiday giveaway. it's cold out here. it's in the mid-40s. for these people waiting here, it's been a rough night. despite that they have camped out. they've had tarps and tents. some of them umbrellas. they are huddled up with blankets. a short while ago, volunteers started handing out coffee to warm some of these people up. they are all waiting to register for this holiday giveaway here at the sacred heart community. more than 250 people are waiting in li
've seen in california in 20 years. >> we did check with other airports. we checked with oakland international and san jose. they're reporting no or very minor delays, if anything. back to you. >>> i think some of the totals checked in about -- >> sorry, steve. your mic isn't working. >>> continuing our storm watch coverage, the situation in marin county got some heavy rainfall this morning. we're live in san rafael. the rain let up. looks like a little sun. still windy? >> reporter: yeah. the winds have been a factor. we've been on the north side. richmond san rafael bridge since 4:00 a.m. we started out with dry conditions. then heavy rains and strong gusty winds. and now we have a little bit of some sunshine. the clouds beginning to break up a little bit. we took a short drive and did find heavy rain in the 10:00 hour approaching ross and the san anselmo area. crews were out cleaning storm drains to help minimize flooding problems in that area. heavy rain in san anselmo. the creek only went up about a foot and a half. it's about 3.5 feet right now. it's gone up a little bit bu
states including california. no illnesses have been reported though. fresh express grows most of its produce in the salinas valley but is owned by chiquita brands. >>> 37-year-old sean moffet came home with a bump on his head and told his roommate that five men had attacked him. but police say that he might have been five people that were doing summer salts on a mattress and hurt himself that way. >> he said that five men had assaulted him. and he had been beat in the back of the head. he said they really beat me up badly. he used some curse words and said, they really, really beat me up. >> reporter: his roommate says that he was unconscious the next morning and he was dead. >>> plus turning back the clock on black friday. how wal-mart hopes to attract early bargain hunters this year. >> on the streets of california department of justice. why they're knocking on doors in the bay area and the unknown that waits for them on the other side. oÑ >>> special agents are targeting one city at a time going after gun owners. >> you will be close covered. >> reporter: locked and loaded, radio
, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well voter turn out here in california was a lot lower than four years ago. 59% of voters in california passed their ballots this year. back in 2008, the number was over 70% and it was just over half of 70% of registered voters turn out for the election. >>> the protests will mark the one year anniversary of occupied cal which caused clashes between students and campus police. the passage of proposition 30 should be used to lower the situation. >>> the sound of earthquakes have been eliminated and the defending champion came to town last night. the bay beat the quakes final score 3-1 and robby scored 2 goals. the galaxy came onto the western conference finals in salt lake. san jose season is over now and then there is buster posey, the giant's catcher knocked him into the favorite as the most valuable player. yesterday, buster was named a finalist. he is joined by chase headley, and andrew mccutchen. they will announce the new mvp thursday. >> i am thinking buster. >> i hope so, congratulations to him. that is nice. >>> i am keeping an eye on the bart sy
. >> and california oil refineries take the heat, with new research suggesting companies mission led the public about refinery shut-downs. we'll tell you about a hearing happening later. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome. it is thursday, november 15th. were gas prices art fistly inflicted? a hearing could race -- were artificially inflated? >> a hearing is taking place. a stunning new report will be presented at the hearing. good morning, alex. >> reporter: that suggestingings that refineries produced gas lynn it's a team that the public was -- at a time that the public was told the contrary. and that was responsibility for the gas spikes earlier. now a state senate hearing will be looking into whether drivers were paying more for gas than they should have been. lawmakers will be presented with a new report that was prepared by oregon based mccullough research. it combed through environmental documents and found california refineries were operating during supposed outages and maintenance shut downs
tomorrow morning. >>> and as we told you before, power ball is expected to come to california. power ball tickets will be available in california starting april 8thover next year. - - april 8th of next year. >>> we'll give you a detailed look at the storm's path and how much rain it will bring. >> the stadium is covered tonight because of the rain. we're going to take you inside and show you some of the latest preparations for tomorrow's game. >> and this woman's crusade. >> the run is in honor of my friend. >>> the rain likely won't keep fans from heading to the pac12 championship game at stanford tomorrow night. maureen naylor is live now at the farm to tell us about the extra precautions being taken tonight to protect the surf, maureen. >> reporter: this is a first for the stanford stadium, behind me they have wrapped the scoreboard in pac12 logos. inside the yard is wrapped as well. >> reporter: it is covered with tarp and weighed down with sandbags. >> it's pretty wet right now already. >> reporter: he has a hard time sleeping when it rains before a big game. he's watching the weath
where a state said let's raise our taxes for the kids, for the schools, for our california green. >> problem 30 will raise the state tax and increase income taxes for people who make $250,000 a year by three percentage points for seven years. it is projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> i didn't realize that prop 30 won and how stressed out i was. >> he is the principal at mission high school in san francisco where many public schools have struggled with money and test scores. >> if it didn't pass, it would be devastating to all the schools in san francisco. >> reporter: they are keeping it out of the red and more furlough dawes. they will also benefit from prop 30 and they wonder what will happen when the seven years is up. >> to me. it is like a band-aid. it is going to help us from gushing blood out. it is not the answer. we still need to be able to fund education in a higher level than we are in the state of california. >>> ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> here is a result of other state propositions. >> 32, the measure on political contributions lost 66 to 44%. voters
legalized the recreational use of marijuana california's governor is weighing in. activists are now waiting to see how the government will react. >> reporter: the tiny displays of inventory, the modern look of the lobby. it's a modern dispensary with a relaxed feel but its owner says it's been a terrifying year. >> none of my staff knows when they come to work in the morning whether we're going home at night or going to jail. >> reporter: now governor brown has weighed in. >> i would say this, it's time for the justice department to recognize the sovereignty of the states. >> reporter: go to brown's comments come on the heels of governors of washington state and colorado legalizing marijuana for recreational news in defiance of federal law. >> president obama received 50,000 less votes in colorado than amendment 64 which legalized marijuana and that should send a message that this is a mainstream issue and they need to get on board with the will of voters. >> reporter: aaron smith with the cannabis industry association says all medical marijuana cases should be frozen and he hopes that legi
and brings us the high clouds. and a little rain you can see over the northwest corner over california and it is starting to fizzle out. but that will be about it. for the morning hours, we'll would be the high clouds and 1:00, 2:00, it looks like it clears out good. and the second half of the afternoon, we'll have mostly sunny skies. in a nutshell, we have a mild day in store, warmer than yesterday by several degrees. and temperatures mid-60s at the coast to mid-70s inland. take a look at what you can expect for your neighborhood. mid-70s in nevada and 70 in richmond. 71 in oakland, mid-70s in danville and 74 in livermore. 73 in san jose, a nice day for perhaps getting outdoors and having some fun. 72 in redwood city and 70 san mateo, 67 in half moon bay. and the extended forecast shows you a warmer day for sunday. remember, we fall back into the overnight hours tonight and into tomorrow morning. we gain an hour of sleep as we waking up tomorrow morning mostly sunny skies and the temperatures well above normal at this point. as we get into monday and tuesday, we're looking at low to m
time in eight years, people in california vote to raise their own taxes. how the governor convinced them to do it. >>> well, there are new fears of political gridlock in washington. the challenge facing congress as america approaches the fits cal clinch. >>> and trouble on eastbound 24 and find out why westbound 24 is a mess headed the other way. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, november 7th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of ame
about completing the requirements. >>> time is 7:11. terrorists in california, what four men who are allegedly connected to al qaeda were accused of planning. >>> also, a landmark auction. how things went during california's first sale of pollution permits as part of the fight against greenhouse gases. >>> cloudy skies, rain, wind, light. the front will be here by this evening department will an gray, windy day with rain developing. some of that will be heavy by tonight. >>> four southern california men have been charged with plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. the fbi says the men planned on carrying out their attacks by joining al qaeda and the taliban. one of the men served in the u.s. air force. they were arrested for plotting to bomb u.s. military bases and government facilities. the fbi says the men had planned to depart this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> 7:14. the united states now expanding its involvement in the middle east crisis. as ktvu's alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, hillary clint
. >>> california highway patrol officers are now patrolling parts of oakland. around 7:30 last night close to a dozen officers headed out to help oakland police officers. s chp patrols were ordered by governor jerry brown after community leaders plea for help. >> it's devastating to the families. and so if we can get some help around public safety and bringing semblance of safety our city, i think it would go a long way. >> now the chp won't say where officers will patrol or how many days the assignment will last but similar partnerships have lasted from 60 to 90 days. >>> the search is on for a man and woman caught on tape stealing mail in a fairfield neighborhood. ktvu claudine wong joins us now to talk about the neighborhood effort now top track down the suspects. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, pam. this is the wood lake neighborhood here in fairfield. you can see it's a quiet residential community. when someone started stealing the mail they took matters into their own hands and got this video. i want to show you surveillance video taken by a series of neighbors. it
or there is no deal and workers at 24 raley's in the bay area join 104 other stores in northern california and nevada on the picket lines at midnight. we asked customers at the san pablo raley's if they would still shop here. >> i would still shop here because i like the store. >> they are the ones that have a reason for striking whether it's pay, benefits. >> reporter: as with most contract negotiation it's both. the union says grocery workers aren't alone. >> they are the fiber of the community. they are family. and they deserve to be respected, because we're all in this together, folks. >> reporter: that is why the weiderholts say they will go somewhere he is if their favorite store goes on strike. >> because the people here are great. every time we come in here, we come at least once a week, everybody says hello and appreciates us and we appreciate them definitely. >> reporter:  now we talked to a raley's spokesperson who says the company had no comment, citing a media blackout. reporting live in downtown san francisco noelle walker ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there were signs of movement in t
midnight so we talked to campaign volunteers. some from california here in chicago, focused on swing states. [ music playing ] >> reporter: president obama started his day with bruce springsteen in wisconsin. >> are you fired up? >> yeah. >> are you ready to go? >> yeah. >> reporter: then it was on to ohio with a final planned stop in iowa. in chicago, behind closed doors the stage was being set for his rally, will it be a victory or concession speech? >> i am scared. >> that was not unique. >> that is fantastic. >> reporter: volunteers were making final calls of the campaign. >> i think everyone is pulling together to get this done. >> reporter: she is from san francisco. working the campaign on the road. >> i went to nevada and then here to chicago. >> reporter: theeft is not -- the effort is not on illinois. they are calling out of state. >> reporter: why are you calling? >> we have been calling people in iowa and wisconsin. swing states. >> reporter: she too felt nerves as election day approached but that has changed. >> i feel optimistic. i wasn't till i looked at the polls yesterday a
. >>> and fewer ballots will be cast in california than the 2008 presidential election despite a record number of people registered to vote. it supports 25.3 million and compare that to 2008. we have important propositions. on the flip side those using mail in ballots, they are expected to reach high and they are expected to vote in person at the precincts today. we will have complete election coverage throughout the morning and special coverage this afternoon. we started as the poles closed on the east coast and we will have up to the minute results and there is also an expanded addition for our complete election coverage. >> san francisco need your help. they want to identify a man who is accused of pepper spraying a student last month. here is the man they are looking for. the incident happened near market montgomery streets. if you have any information about this case call police. >>> two area cities have made the top 10 while biking is popular. they saw cycling at 46% and it puts them at number 7. at least 43% use their bikes to get to school or work. san francisco comes in number 4 and n
at the two storms. this first one will continue to go across the californias, we move through the afternoon. we are going to see a bit of a break, maybe a bit of sun and then for the second half this system will start to pull in. let me show you what i'm talking about. scattered shower this morning. expect the slick roads, by noontime we have mainly cloud conditions but we are mainly dry. we have the break, we have rain and snow at the sierra but the elevation very high with the snow above 7,000 feet. by sunset, 5:00 we have the rain pulling in once again. this is the second system moving in to the north bay. if you have evening plans it's going to be wet. over the central bay by 7:00 and in to the south bay by 10. in the overnight it starts to push out. tomorrow morning, sunday 8:00. mainly dry and sunday will be cooler than today but we will be again mainly dry for sunday. the winds right now 14 miles an hour in oakland. 16 in san jose. temperatures, mild. relatively speaking. we are have upper 50s, low 60s outside outside the door right now. 60 degrees for mountain view. 57 santa rose
in california after state lawmakers agreed to give them a one year reprieve from collecting sales tax if they agreed to build in the state. >> lots of people buying their christmas trees this weekend. what types are expected to be the most popular. >> and cigarette smokers being asked to recycle. what a company wants to do with them. >> and a weather will highlight your saturday afternoon. a look at your day planner coming up. six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso.
in arizona. we don't have powerball in california but that could change. coming up, when you might be able to play. >>> and tim geithner heads to capitol hill trying to push negotiations forwards on avoiding -- forward on avoiding that fiscal cliff. he is due to meet to talk about how to avoid a series of tax heights and series of cuts due to begin in january. president barack obama said he will do whatever it takes to get this done and also today, president barack obama will have lunch at the white house with mitt romney, his former rival. during his election speech he said he would reach out to mitt romney and he is doing it. the white house has no specific ideas but they are looking forward to making the government work more efficiently. >>> there is an accident in the east bay, a big-rig slammed into three parked cars and has spilled diesel. it slammed into these cars here and the fire department is trying to mop up the diesel fuel spill. this is right between san leandro and cost trough valley. and it is off of 162nd avenue and you can see that it has created quite a mess there, so t
:11. and almost missing out on millions of dollars. how the california lottery tracked down a jackpot winner as time was running out. >>> the price of inactivity. how much it's costing to keep the nuclear plant open or shut down for nearly a year. >>> mostly clear out there. higher clouds beginning to move in. chilly though. a lot of 40s showing up. even on the coast. beautiful sunrise and a beautiful warm weekend. we'll have more on that coming up. >>> thank you. it is 7:13. any minute now president obama will be rallying voters in ohio. ktvu alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom to explain if this mornings jobs report could impact the elections and the last few days of campaigning. alison. >> reporter: tori, the unemployment situation has not changed dramatically. so neither presidential candidate gets much new to talk about on the campaign today. let's take a look at the numbers. the labor department reports the economy added 171,000 jobs last month even though the government is continuing to shed jobs. the unemployment ticks up to 7.9% as more try to enter the work force. both
cruz. >>> time now 5:26. still ahead follow the money. why the california supreme court said around$11 million pumped into the california supreme court. >>> arson investigators working hard to figure out who set fire to a nail salon in pleasant hill. what was found at the scene that makes this fire appear suspicious. >>> we have breaking news a man has been killed in a police shooting in fremont. this happened. the reason police say they were forced to open fire. there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. ben's mom uses it around the bathtub. it kills mold, and unlike clorox clean-up, it's approved to keep it from coming back for up to a week. share your lysol story, and see more, on facebook. >>> good morning, to you. welcome back this is ktvu channel 2 morning news it's a monday, november 5th i'm dave clark. >> and good morning, i'm pam cook. time now is 5:30. it's a really nice monday. weather wise. >> going to be. >> okay. >> yes, possible record highs near the coast today and then by the end of the week we'll have highs in the 50s. very cold system draws in. t
on that proposition. now prop 34 would eliminate the death penalty in california and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. supporters of prop 34 says keeping hundreds of inmates on death row costs the state millions of dollars every year. they also point to the cases where people convicted of murder were later found to be innocent. opponents of prop 34 call ate slap in the face to the family of murder victims. >> hey. what are you doing right now? >> i just came from voting. >> coming up at 6:45 how a group of bay area students are trying to encourage young people to take an interest in the upcoming election. >>> time now 6:16. a new lawsuit is claiming a san mateo man is dead because pg&e was too slow to respond to turn off the power. the power lines fell down on to 55-year-old enrique's house back in april. records showing tello walked outside after hearing an explosion then he was electrocuted by the power lines. pg&e is calling his death a tragic accident. >>> memorials are being planned for the two pilots killed in contra costa county in a plane crash last month. se
the california air national guard got to the east coast last week following hurricane sandy, they were met with a rude reality. what happened to the local national guard troops who heeded the call of hurricane sandy? >> reporter: there is still a lot of activity going on here at moffett field today as the local air national guard unit gets ready for the next emergency situation. after returning from a hurricane sandy mission that in a sense never got off the ground. workers for the california air national guard 129th rescue wing are making sure its helicopters are ready for the next time. the helicopters were loaded on to a transport plane and along with about 100 airmen headed out to the east coast for possible rescue operations for then hurricane sandy. today some said they were ready for anything. >> swift water rescue to picking people off of house tops with the helicopters, providing medical care, whatever we need to do, we'll be ready to do it. >> reporter: but it didn't happen. the 129th commander says the national guard called for assistance on a nationwide basis as sandy picked up
must get federal court approval before making any changes to their election procedures. four california counties are also covered by that provision of the voting rights act. several of the states say the basis for the supervision is outdated and they've made enough improvements they no longer need the oversight. >> president obama is set to travel to new york to review recovery efforts. the president will be on the east coast on thursday. there he'll meet with families affected by the storm as well as local officials and first responders. new york officials estimate damage from sandy could reach $33 billion in that state. the president traveled to new jersey last week to view the damage and recovery efforts there. >>> an 11-year-old boy from santa clara was among the victims of wednesday's major earthquake. the family of aldo dominguez vasquez says the boy was living with an uncle and was working in the family's wary when that earthquake hit. the cousin says aldo's parents are divorced and both live in the united states. >> tonight a peace officer's group will hold a fundraiser. office
continues tomorrow at the ucff campus. >>> after years of grim news, california's economic outlook is looking brighter tonight. the nonpartisan legislative budget analyst says the state is now facing a much smaller deficit in the coming year. it's estimated at $1.9 billion well below the $13 billion previously projected. the legislative analysts praises prop 30. >>> democrats have secured a so- called super majority in the state senate and assembly. the democrats have a 2/3 majority, allowing them to pass bills without having the support of republicans. it is the first time that's happened since the 19th century. >>> tonight, at 10:45, an auction raising money for state coffers. how you can participate in the bidding for much more than just cars. >>> a war of words waging tonight between the white house and top republicans. president obama bristled and senators, for their criticism of u.n. ambassador rice. five days after the attack in benghazi, libya. rice said it appeared an anti- muslim film sparked protests that got out of hand. the republicans say they don't trust rice and the
the longest commute in california? california watch is reporting that designation goes to contra costa county. people who live in contra costa county spend an average of 32.8 minutes in their cars every day. in contra costa county, 17% of the people travel an hour or more to get to work. compared to humboldt, the average commute is about 17 minutes. around the state, fewer than one in 10 california residents commute for more than an hour. >>> speaking of commuting, let's check in with sal. many people have the day off for veterans day so i'm thinking it will be lieser -- lighter than unusual. let's take a look at some of -- at some of these commutes. you will be able to tell immediately at the toll plaza where it is light. you don't have to worry about getting into the city. there's certainly people out there. same thing with san francisco, northbound 101 traffic looks good. no problems on 280. on the nimitz freeway. 7:08. let's go to steve it's cold. yes, yes, yes. but not as cold as sunday morning when we had clear skies. saw a little ice out there. colder start, though, for many. we had a
but the center of the storm moving over california. this is what will continue our unstable weather for today. we'll begin to see sunshine out there. we'll see the clouds and then the showers will develop, the possibility of a brief downpour, and even the possibility of thunderstorms. so we're going to leave this in the forecast for your friday. temperatures told on the cool side and it is chilly out there this morning. mid-30s in areas near santa rosa. 36 in napa. widespread 40s around the bay area. you will need the winter jacket getting outdoors this morning, especially in the north bay. 58% of rosa for the afternoon. 59 in oakland. 60 degrees in fremont. 60 degrees in mountain view. it was just a few days ago where we were sitting in the upper 50s as we started the morning. we will remain on the cool and for your weekend, 30s as we start the day. upper 50s, low 60s in the forecast. if you have outdoor activities for the weekend, make sure you plan for this. it's going to be a chilly start. monday slightly warmer but it really isn't going to last a whole lot longer than a day or two because as
have headed to long island. one worker said he's glad for help because some day california may need a favor in return. john fowler reports on the add -- additional groups in california and what they will find. >> reporter: 50 workers flew out today, 50 more tomorrow totaling 250 workers and 100 trucks that as yet another storm bears down on the devastated east coast. >> there's still about 150 million people without power. >> reporter: new york staten island hit exceptionally hard. four days without gasoline or electricity. >> you're going to die, you don't understand you have to get your truck here on this corner, now. >> reporter: i reached pg & e trucks, they said that the main concern is hospitals and health care centers. >> we have the election, our opportunity to exercise our rights to vote and that's kind of a big deal. >> reporter: i also phoned 37- year-old tarson a san franciscan who moved to find work. he said he had to work 30 blocks just to charge his phone. >> it's like a ghost town. it's very eerie. the only sounds that i hear are sirens. >> reporter: buss are now not
to the desk. >>> the poles are open here in california, just 90 minutes from now, president barack obama now back home in chicago, he will watch the election returns come in and mitt romney will continue campaigning in ohio before returning to boston. we will have live reports from both the obama and election day headquarters throughout the morning and we will have more coming up in 13 minutes. >>> voting on the east coast. this is a live picture. you have lived in hialeah? >> hialeah, sorry about that folks in florida. even with the increasing popularity, many are choosing to cast ballots intern and there they are on election day. and in knoxville new hampshire, that is the first to vote in the presidential election and the 10 registered voters are there for the first time ever it was a tie. 5 times for president barack obama and more for president barack obama. >> voters have already voted. jeanine joins us from the registrar's office and i know people are showing up, so what is happening now jeanine? >> we have already started to see some activity. this is a registrar's office and it's al
formally legalized. california's voter approve ban on gay marriage and if the high court refuses to hear proposition 8 would stand and become legal in california. san francisco city leaders say if it happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> cat williams is in trouble with the law again and just weeks ago he was arrested in oakland on suspicion of a salt. coming up, why he may face new charges in sacramento. >>> and any are not -- and they are not sure whether they can shoot birds to keep them from planes. if shooting blank fail to scare them away, permanent employees may be allowed to use bird shot. they deferred that proposal to be talked about later. >>> there is a sky show on the way right now the final lunar eclipse of the year. and even if our cloudy rainy skies are there, you will be unlikely to notice the stage -- unlikely to notice the stage of theee lips and that will happen at -- eclipse than will happen at 6:00 this morning. >> let's check in with tara. not too bad for a morning commute. >>> that is right, not bad at a
house. coming up, the push for proposition 30 in california. the campaign in the east bay to get voters to approve a tax for education. >>> tomorrow occupiers return to washington for a preelection day protest, the last encampment ended in december. the group is urging they show the government we are the 99%. organizers are calling for a peaceful demonstration and telling protesters no weapons will be allowed. >>> today in berkeley a rally. measure s would ban sitting on sidewalks. ktvu's lorraine blanco tells us things escalated. >> reporter: protesters were supposed to be out here till 6:00 p.m. but police said they couldn't be against the fences anymore so now their signs are left and one protesters will soon face a judge. >> reporter: what started as a protest turned into a confrontation. a officer sited one for blocking the sidewalk. they were playing to speak out against an ordinance. >> we don't want to see measure s pass. it is unconstitutional. >> reporter: it bans sitting on the sidewalk between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. people tell us it is counter to the counterculture. >> th
registered voters in california which is 940,000 more registered voters than the lax election. we spoke with the voters to see if they early voted. while others like going to the polls. take a listen. >> the old school route is last minute and so yeah i'm going to do the old school route and i will vote tuesday, tomorrow, and right after work. yeah. that's the way i always do it. i do it every year. >> we always vote by mail. it's easier. get it over with. then i don't have to listen to the hoopla that goes around the election. >> reporter: and some of the major key issues besides the presidential election that voters are concerned about concerns proposition 30 which is the temporary tax and proposition 32 which is the political contributions by poll pais roll deductions measure. coming up we'll talk to more voters to see what are driving them to the polls this election. live in san francisco i'm brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. don't forget you can follow the election results as they come in tomorrow right here on ktvu channel 2. also on our website ktvu.com and tomorrow
throughout northern california and nevada. all their workers are on strike. there is no word how long the strike will go on for. the remittives out here say that the negotiations between the company and the union are continuing so there is some hope and optimism this might reach a resolution soon. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> overnight a pedestrian suffered life threatening injuries after a hit and run in santa rosa. that collision happened near the intersection of againville road and coffee lane. after the crash we found that suspect vehicle with its windshield shattered. witness tips led to the arrest of christian pena. he faces charges. a felony hit and run, driving under the influence, violating probation, and he has a prior dui conviction. the victim was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> there was another hit and run. a driver slammed into another car at hone avenue and farmers learn around 12:45 this morning. the victim was not injured anoas was able to describe the suspects car to police. police tracked down 52-year-old jimmy hawaii men these to highway 1
before voting. >>> according to the secretary of state, 59% of voters in california cast ballots this year. in 2008, that was -- that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half or almost 55% of registered voters turned out for tuesday's elections. >>> the fight for re-election has given way to a potential shift. ailry son burn -- alison burns has more? >> reporter: tori, for the past few days we've been hearing about officials and president obama saying they want to find new ways to work together. president obama returned to the white house and he had to deal with the fact that it was the worst day on wall street this year. that means that pressure is on him to deal with looming tax increases and massive budget cuts that kick in at the end of this year. both sides are calling for compromise but not saying how they will get there. >> i want everyone to understand he can't push us around. we want to work together. >> after years of punting on the major fiscal challenges that we face, 2013 is gonna be different. >> reporter: president obama has no public events today
. we have a weak system here. you can see them brushing along the northern half of california and weakening the ridge. and temperatures for the afternoon will be slightly cooler and above the seasonal average. nice pleasant afternoon for your sunday. out outdoor. it is a chilly one. upper 30s and 40's. and 45 in novato and around the bay area. and it feels a little better. >> 52 san francisco and in oakland and upper 40s in and around fremont this morning. for the afternoon, expect the temperatures at 69 degrees for santa rosa and in san rafael. upper 60s expected in oaklandle and 65 for san francisco. 67 for concord and into pleasant ton for the afternoon. and livermore, the south bay looking good. 59 san jose. and 57 expected for san mateo. we get into monday, we will continue with the dry conditions. our temperatures will begin to dip in the overnight hours with the clouds increasing by tuesday. temperatures will feel better as we get out the door tuesday morning and into wednesday, the clouds will begin to thick thicken. and then we have rain. they want to bring the storm
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